Winter's End

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Winter's End
Written by Jean-Claude Mourlevat
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763644501
ISBN-13: 9780763644505
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Winter's End

author: Jean-Claude Mourlevat
translator: Anthea Bell

Escape. Milena, Bartolomeo, Helen, and Milos have left their prison-like boarding schools far behind, but their futures remain in peril. Fleeing across icy mountains from a terrifying pack of dog-men sent to hunt them down, they are determined to take up the fight against the despotic government that murdered their parents years before. Only three will make it safely to the secret headquarters of the resistance movement. The fourth is captured and forced to participate in a barbaric game for the amusement of the masses — further proof of the government’s horrible brutality. Will the power of one voice be enough to rouse a people against a generation of cruelty? Translated from the French, this suspenseful story of courage, individualism, and freedom has resonated with young readers across the globe.

In a gripping dystopian novel, four teenagers risk impossible odds to fight against tyranny in a world of dangerous choices — and reemerging hope.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$17.99 / $21.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763644501 /  9780763644505
on sale date:
11/2009
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / Hardback
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
432 / 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
 
subjects:
Action & Adventure; Fantasy & Magic; Social Issues; Dystopian; Dating & Sex;
author’s comments:
Jean-Claude Mourlevat once wrote and directed burlesque shows for adults and children, which were performed for more than ten years in France and elsewhere. The author of several children’s books, he lives in a house overhanging the River Loire, near Saint-Etienne, France.

Anthea Bell is an award-winning translator of French and German fiction, including the Inkheart trilogy by Cornelia Funke. She lives near Cambridge, England.
 
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